AT&T expands 4G LTE service in six Michigan locations

Jan 5, 2013
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AT&T has been expanding its 4G LTE coverage to new locations on a fairly regular basis, with the latest expansion covering six new locations in Michigan. This is following its expansions that rolled out last month in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, as well as the new markets in Green Bay, Springfield, and Tucson, among other places. In addition, AT&T has also boosted cell service in the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

A total of three cell sites have been upgraded in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, and Beverly Hills, one site has been upgraded in Monroe County, and four site have been upgraded throughout Kent and Ottawa Counties. This represents a fairly significant portion of Michigan, improving service for a lot of users. Although no new markets were introduced this time around, the carrier has been busy adding additional locations to its coverage map over the last couple months.

Meanwhile, AT&T also installed a 4G LTE Distributed Antenna System, DAS for short, in the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, improving its Internet coverage. This was achieved by placing several antennas throughout the location to provide coverage in all the essential places: guest rooms, lobbies, meeting and executive offices, the fitness club, and more. According to the carrier, this will increase call reliability and network consistency while enabling higher amounts of data.

AT&T Michigan's President Jim Murray offered this statement. "Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, and they'll be able to download, upload, stream and game faster than ever before on our 4G LTE network. As part of the Metro Detroit community, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is another way we're accomplishing that."


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